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Explosion heard after pro-Iranian militia attacked

Explosion heard after air strike targeting a base belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces, a pro-Iranian militia. It is unclear who is behind the attack.

Explosion heard after pro-Iranian militia attacked

Iraq:

US airstrike kills high-ranking terrorist

Local sources give conflicting reports of target and death toll. CENTCOM confirms a strike in Iraq killed a Kataib Hezbollah commander responsible for attacks on US forces in the region.

US airstrike kills high-ranking terrorist

Iraq:

Protesters set Swedish embassy in Baghdad on fire

Hundreds of protesters storm Swedish embassy in Baghdad and set it on fire. No embassy staff harmed.

Protesters set Swedish embassy in Baghdad on fire

Widespread protests in Iraq over leaked audio recordings

Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad in support of an influential cleric allegedly attacked by a long-time rival.

Widespread protests in Iraq over leaked audio recordings

Rockets fired at US Embassy in Baghdad

At least four rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone. Iraqi army says girl and woman injured.

Rockets fired at US Embassy in Baghdad

Iraq: Protesters trample US and Israeli flags

Hundreds rally in Iraqi capital to mark second anniversary of elimination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Iraq: Protesters trample US and Israeli flags

Rockets fired toward US embassy in Baghdad

Two rockets shot down near US embassy in Iraqi capital's Green Zone. Two vehicles damaged.

Rockets fired toward US embassy in Baghdad

Centuries-old Torah scroll retrieved from suspected Arab thief

Arab arrested after attempting to sell scroll for hundreds of thousands of shekels.

Centuries-old Torah scroll retrieved from suspected Arab thief

Rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad

Two rockets fired at US embassy inside Baghdad's fortified Green Zone.

Rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad

Drone intercepted near US embassy in Baghdad

Drone shot down near US embassy in Baghdad. No injuries reported.

Drone intercepted near US embassy in Baghdad

Iraq: Rockets land near US forces and contractors

At least three rockets hit Balad air base north of Baghdad, where US contractors are based.

Iraq: Rockets land near US forces and contractors

Two rockets land near Baghdad International Airport

Rocket attacks have regularly targeted Iraq since the US elimination of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

Two rockets land near Baghdad International Airport

Report: Saudi Arabia, Iran hold talks to repair relations

Regional rivals hold meetings in Baghdad about resuming relations which have been cut off since 2016.

Report: Saudi Arabia, Iran hold talks to repair relations

US 'outraged' by Baghdad attack but will it act?

US Sec of State Blinken voiced 'outrage' at rocket attack on US forces, but will Biden administration take concrete action?

US 'outraged' by Baghdad attack but will it act?

Report: US considering closing Baghdad embassy

Sources say US considering quickly closing its embassy in Baghdad after series of rocket attacks.

Report: US considering closing Baghdad embassy

Rocket barrage targets US Embassy in Baghdad

At least three rockets fired towards Green Zone in Iraqi capital. No reports of injuries.

Rocket barrage targets US Embassy in Baghdad

US to withdraw some staff from Baghdad embassy

Move described as temporary "de-risking" ahead of anniversary of elimination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

US to withdraw some staff from Baghdad embassy

One child dead in rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone

Five rockets strike Iraq’s capital Baghdad, with four of them landing inside Green Zone where US embassy is located.

One child dead in rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone

Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone in broad daylight

Rare daytime rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Iraq.

Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone in broad daylight

Rocket attack on US embassy in Baghdad

Attack on US embassy follows series of explosions at Iranian military sites.

Rocket attack on US embassy in Baghdad

Three rockets hit near US Embassy in Iraq

At least three rockets strike Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone which houses the US Embassy.

Three rockets hit near US Embassy in Iraq

Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Multiple rockets hit near US embassy in Iraqi capital. No reports of injuries.

Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad

Three rockets directly hit US embassy in Iraq's capital, wounding one, according to security source.

Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad

Report: Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Security sources say three rockets hit high-security Green Zone in Iraqi capital.

Report: Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Rockets land in Baghdad's 'Green Zone'

Two rockets land in high-security enclave in Baghdad which houses the US Embassy. No casualties.

Rockets land in Baghdad's 'Green Zone'

Benghazi in Baghdad

Benghazi in Baghdad

Mortars hit Baghdad's 'Green Zone'

Two mortar rounds hit area which houses embassies, including the US embassy.

Mortars hit Baghdad's 'Green Zone'

Top Iranian commander eliminated in Iraq

Qassem Soleimani, head of the IRGC's Quds Force, eliminated in US drone strike at the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq.

Top Iranian commander eliminated in Iraq

Leaving for Greece:

Netanyahu 'supports all US steps'

Prior to departure for Athens, Netanyahu addresses expected summit as well as attack on US embassy in Baghdad and steps US expected to take.

Netanyahu 'supports all US steps'

Iran denies responsibility for protest at US embassy in Baghdad

Iran’s Foreign Ministry criticizes US "audacity" in blaming it for the violent protests at its embassy in Iraqi capital.

Iran denies responsibility for protest at US embassy in Baghdad

Rioters storm US embassy in Baghdad, forcing ambassador to flee

Shots fired as thousands of rioters break into US embassy in Baghdad, protesting recent US airstrikes against Iran-backed militia group.

Rioters storm US embassy in Baghdad, forcing ambassador to flee

Curfew imposed in Baghdad amid protests

Iraqi Prime Minister declare curfew in Baghdad after at least seven killed in nationwide anti-government protests.

Curfew imposed in Baghdad amid protests

Iraq: Explosion at ammunition warehouse injures 13

Blast hits ammunition warehouse in Baghdad run by militias affiliated with Iran.

Iraq: Explosion at ammunition warehouse injures 13

Remembering the Jewish community of Baghdad

New film celebrates thousands of years of Iraqi Jewish history including the story of the first Baghdad beauty queen - a young Jewish woman.

Remembering the Jewish community of Baghdad

Iraq: ISIS suicide bombers attack power station

ISIS terrorists attack Baghdad power station, leaving seven dead and 13 wounded.

Iraq: ISIS suicide bombers attack power station

Watch: ISIS suicide attack at Baghdad ice cream shop

Watch: ISIS suicide attack at Baghdad ice cream shop

The New York Times and its 27-page obsession

The New York Times and its 27-page obsession

Car bomb in Baghdad kills 32

ISIS greets French president with terror attack.

Car bomb in Baghdad kills 32

Iraqi intellectuals decry destruction of Jewish statesman's home

Iraqi intellectuals decry the demolition of a historical building in Baghdad that once housed a Jewish finance minister as a "catastrophe".

Iraqi intellectuals decry destruction of Jewish statesman's home

Tragedy in Baghdad

11 babies die in Baghdad hospital electrical fire

An electrical malfunction in a Baghdad hospital sparked a fire which caused the death of 11 infants

11 babies die in Baghdad hospital electrical fire

Living in fear: Iraq's last Jews

Iraq's remaining Jews live in the shadow of rising Islamic extremism and daily terror attacks.

Living in fear: Iraq's last Jews

Baghdad double suicide bombing kills 70

Bombing in a Shiite district of Baghdad is claimed by ISIS, which also attacked an army position in Abu Ghraib.

Baghdad double suicide bombing kills 70

Iraqi army clears ISIS from Ramadi area, opens road to Baghdad

Iraqi government forces chalk up another victory, chipping away at ISIS control in west to secure capital Baghdad.

Iraqi army clears ISIS from Ramadi area, opens road to Baghdad

US confirms Americans were abducted in Baghdad

Embassy, State Department reveal efforts to locate missing civilians, with Iraqi official saying they were kidnapped at interpreter's home.

US confirms Americans were abducted in Baghdad

Report: Three Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

As yet unnamed militia abducts three US citizens according to sources, with State Department saying it is working to find them.

Report: Three Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

20 killed in series of bombings northeast of Baghdad

20 dead and dozens wounded in bombing at a cafe in the Iraqi town of Muqdadiyah. ISIS believed to be responsible.

20 killed in series of bombings northeast of Baghdad

Bombings near Iraq Sh'iite mosque kill six: officials

Nineteen wounded in bomb blast as ISIS battle for Iraq continues.

Bombings near Iraq Sh'iite mosque kill six: officials

21 Killed in String of Baghdad Bombings

A string of bomb explosions, including two suicide attacks, kill at least 21 in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Iraqi capital.

21 Killed in String of Baghdad Bombings

Iraqi Warplane Accidentally Bombs Baghdad; Seven Dead

At least seven dead after plane malfunctions over eastern Baghdad.

Iraqi Warplane Accidentally Bombs Baghdad; Seven Dead

ISIS Claims Blasts at Upscale Baghdad Hotels

ISIS claims responsibility for car bombings at two upscale Baghdad hotels that killed at least nine people.

ISIS Claims Blasts at Upscale Baghdad Hotels

Dual Bombs Blast Baghdad Hotels

Car bombs rip through upscale hotels in center of Iraqi capital, leaving at least 9 dead and dozens others wounded.

Dual Bombs Blast Baghdad Hotels

Blasts in Baghdad Kill at Least 3

Car bombs explode near two of the Iraqi capital's most high-profile hotels, killing at least three people and wounding 13.

Blasts in Baghdad Kill at Least 3

Baghdad Blasts Targeting Shia Muslim Pilgrims Kill Six

Bomb blast and mortar shells target Shia worshippers heading to Baghdad shrine.

Baghdad Blasts Targeting Shia Muslim Pilgrims Kill Six

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Baghdad Car Bomb Attack

ISIS claims responsibility for car bomb attack in Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, says it was targeting a Shiite militia.

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Baghdad Car Bomb Attack

UN Employee Kidnapped in Iraq

A United Nations employee abducted northeast of Baghdad, says spokeswoman for the UN mission in the country.

UN Employee Kidnapped in Iraq

US Coalition Carries Out Second 24-Hour Blitz Against ISIS

Coalition unleashes 22 airstrikes over past 24 hours, targeting Islamic State positions north and west of Baghdad.

US Coalition Carries Out Second 24-Hour Blitz Against ISIS

Car Bombs Kill Eight in Baghdad

Bombings mark resurgence of explosions in the capital since ISIS took over in 2014.

Car Bombs Kill Eight in Baghdad

Watch: Supporting Israel - in the Middle of Baghdad

How's that for hasbara? Anonymous activist posts video declaring his support for Israel and the IDF - in the middle of Iraq's capital city.

Watch: Supporting Israel - in the Middle of Baghdad

Defeating 'Ugly' ISIS With Shoes

Zippers, shoelaces and trash - these are the weapons of a Baghdad artist and professor, whose personal battle is to embarrass the jihadists.

Defeating 'Ugly' ISIS With Shoes

Bombings in Iraq Leave 34 Dead

At least 34 people were killed and dozens injured following two bomb blasts in and around Iraq's capital Baghdad.

Bombings in Iraq Leave 34 Dead